Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Our external Provider, 'Online Disclosures,' will provide the University of confirmation that your DBS certificate is complete. You therefore do not need to send a copy of your certificate to the University.

Update service

This is an online service which enables your certificate to be kept up-to-date and, with your consent, allows an organisation to check your certificate online. For £13 a year, you can subscribe and can re-use your certificate again providing the same level of check is acceptable with the organisation.

If you have subscribed to the DBS Update Service we will be able to check the status of your DBS certificate online. It may be possible for you to use your existing certificate instead of submitting a new one through Birmingham City University. The certificate must be an enhanced certificate and be checked against the adult and child workforce clearance. You will need to provide us with your original DBS certificate on the DBS day or you can post this to us.